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A Local’s Guide to Holidays in the Harbor: December Events

November 29, 2022

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With the holidays just around the corner, I couldn’t wait to share this local’s guide to Gig Harbor with you, so you know all the must-see’s this month! From tree lighting to holiday boat rides — I’m sharing all the details with you. Let’s kick off this holiday season in the Harbor!

Holiday Tree Lighting

Skansie Brothers Park & Jerisich Park

Saturday, December 3rd @ 5:00 PM-8:00 PM

Local Tip: Merrily stroll through vendors on Harborview, watch the live band & take photos with Santa, Mrs.Claus & the elves. Wee Gig Harborites, don’t forget your Christmas lists for Santa!

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Tidefest: Holiday Art Festival

Gig Harbor High School

Saturday, December 3rd @ 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Sunday, December 4th @ 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

Local Tip: A fabulous event to buy holiday gifts & support your Tides students! Come hungry — they not only have over 100 local vendors to shop from, but yummy food, too! All funds raised go towards individual classes, clubs, sports teams, etc.

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Lighted Boat Parade

Downtown Gig Harbor

Saturday, December 10th @ 5:00 PM-9:00 PM

Local Tip: Bundle up and watch the lighted boats dressed up for the holidays. Jerisich dock, Skansie Brothers Park & Ancich Park offer public viewing points or get in on the action on water via kayak or boat!

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Lighted Car Parade & Santa’s Village

Uptown Gig Harbor

Saturday, December 17th @ 12:00 PM-7:30 PM

Local Tip: A new parade tradition meets Kiwanis Santa’s Village! Special guests include Santa & Mrs.Claus, Gig Harbor Fire Department & Frosty the Snowman.

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I look forward to seeing you at these holiday events around the Harbor!

A Local’s Guide to Holidays in the Harbor: December Events

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